Over 90% of new starters offered first choice primary school in Milton Keynes

Data released on Friday (April 16) suggests most new school goers in Milton Keynes were placement at one of their top choices.

By James Lowson
Monday, 19th April 2021, 3:56 pm

Statistics released by the Milton Keynes Council show 93% of primary school applicants were offered a spot at their first choice institution.

The Council claims a record number of children, 99%, were placed in one of their top four options.

Of 3,350 applications provided to the Council before the January 16 deadline, 26 children weren't placed in one of their prefered choices. Last year, 46 children couldn't attend one of the four schools prioritised by their parents.

93% of primary school applicants were placed in their first choice school in Milton Keynes

Of the applications received on time, the majority (93.2%) received their first preference school – an increase of 2% from last year. Overall, 4.3% of children received their second preference, 1.5% were given their third option and 0.2% were allocated their fourth choice.

Late applications for school placements are still being processed. School applications made between January 16 and April 30 will be organised by May 28. Late applications can still be made on the Council's website here.